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Residents of Imperial County in California wait in a bookkeeping shop in Calexico after filling out unemployment forms on July 24. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to replace an extra $600-a-week boost in unemployment benefits on Monday. That subsidy — which the federal government has been paying on top of typical
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Demonstrators rally near the Capitol Hill residence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to call for the extension of unemployment benefits on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Wage replacement Unemployment benefits offer temporary income replacement for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Monday, July 27, 2020. Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images Unemployment benefits would be cut by nearly half in a new plan proposed by Senate Republicans on Monday. The policy would replace a $600-a-week federal boost, which lapsed over the weekend in
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump’s cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills | Getty Images It’s the question that’s been on everyone’s minds: Will there
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Cynthia Pineda lost her accounting job in early April. Without the $600 weekly unemployment boost, she’ll get just $275 each week in aid from Florida. Meanwhile, finding a new job has proven extremely challenging. Cindy Pineda was the breadwinner of her family before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But Pineda, 60, lost her accounting job in
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Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility February 11, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Thomas Cain | Getty Images Congress won’t move on the next round of stimulus legislation this week. Despite that, however, a second set of stimulus checks is still on the table. Draft legislation
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